Dear Florida Tech community,
The home stretch of the fall semester is upon us and everyone's diligence will soon be rewarded with a successful completion to the term.
I'm pleased to report that we are doing far better this week than previous weeks, with a dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases. We know of 11 new, confirmed cases among students—nine students isolating off-campus and two isolating on-campus. There is one new, confirmed case of COVID-19 reported among our employees and eight employees in precautionary quarantine. All safety protocols regarding contact tracing, sanitization, and associated steps are in place. We wish a speedy recovery to all.
We've made it to Thanksgiving break next week. Please remember that to better protect the health and safety of everyone, students choosing to leave campus for the holiday will have the option of completing the remainder of the semester (including final exams) remotely. If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, consider taking advantage of this option.
Wear your face coverings, sanitize your hands, continue social distancing, and use the #CampusClear app daily to track your health. And enjoy Thanksgiving break.
My best to you and your family. Be safe and be well. I'll update you again Dec. 4.
T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO
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Our comprehensive plan for a safe and successful Fall 2020 reopening.